Tuesday, January 8, 2013

IS JOURNEY BETTER THAN DESTINATION?

[This was written by me on a bus from Ranchi (where I studied) to Gaya (my hometown) after the grim incident of mysterious death of my Friend. She was also my lodge mate and classmate in 11th &12th. I was heartbroken and messed up and just wanted to reach home as soon as possible. My mind was wondering about her, the beautiful moments that she spent with me and my other friends, her short life, its purpose, our existence and other things. But slowly with time I could grasp the reality, come face to face with it and handle the situation. I realized that Life is a journey that unfolds slowly and offers various insights and opportunities for us to learn and share.This poem was just an expression of those feelings.]




Carrying a gloomy Face
I was trying to catch up with the rat race
Struck by the trauma of an unusual facet
Driven by fear and Kismet, my fate
I was desperate to plunge on my destined date
Thinking, how time would tick away?
Making….every moment
 To minute
  To hour
   To day
    To weeks
     To months
      To year
It was as if Time had stagnated, not budging to pass,
That’s when I looked around and saw my co-passengers
Having eager faces
Enthusiasm bursting and bubbling in each case!
Their enthusiasm - Was it because of the challenge they were accepting from life?
Or were they like me – in cursing the journey
And blurting – destination is the thing that’s Prime!

But TIME
It’s wonderful; it’s a heavenly creation
If you know it well, yours is the world
But if you are unaware of its passing vibe
You are doomed to remain ordinary
And lost in the dreary dusk. 

Wisely said – Time is the Biggest healer
How I swept away steadily, in its tide
Was unknown to me
I had the rarest feeling
Of its Soothing Ripples
Which gave me Smiles
That would last for a lifetime
Tinkling and reminding me by its chime
That:  Moments are precious
          Live to the fullest
          Love to the infinities
          Gain through the Journeys


Ultimate Destination once you reach
All your vigor is consumed and bleached
Then set foot for another destiny
And that’s when you realize
In the spick and span of time
That – Journey is better than destination, besides!

22 comments:

  1. this is the true philosophy of life{journey}.
    i agree.......manjil se behtar hain raste...

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    1. Thank you for appreciating... and manjil se behtar hain raaste reminds me of the song from 'Jab We Met' ha ha... :)

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  2. Your poem reminded me of my favorite lines of my college days - MANJIL (DESTINATION) MILEY YA NA MILEY, ISKA MUJHKO GUAM (SADNESS) NAHI; LEKIN MANJIL KI JUSTJU (PATH) ME MERA KARNWA (JOURNEY) TO HAI!
    So, its always better to keep going (this is human liking) as this is the action part of our life and this gives us the trust of keep going!
    Cheers!

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    1. Yeah, You are right. And you have put in good lines from your college days.. Thanx for sharing this tought :)
      Cheers!!

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  3. Journey is as important as the destination!

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    1. Hmm... once we reach a destination we embark on another journey! :)

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  4. Yes, simple girl u r true, Life is Journey, not a Destination

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  5. An apt expression of feelings.... at moments even i start wandering in these type of thoughts.... life is indeed a journey,a journey which decides our final destination! Beautiful read :)

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    1. I do understand, we all wonder and wander, these writings help us in organizing our thoughts!

      Thank you Bushra :)
      Welcome to my blog and keep visiting! :)

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  6. 'Get going' is better than landing at a destination.Nice, lovely composition

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  7. Indeed life is nothing but ... the journey !!

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  8. True and precise ... life is so unpredictable ! one time joy and the other tear !

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    1. Ups and downs are a part of life, and I guess life is all about balance in these aspects!

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  9. I have never ever reached my destination.. whatever I chose as my destination, my fate drifted me away from it every time.. so for me I am still on my journey.. :)

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    1. hmmm... i get it, i can say more or less the same thing for myself!

      Welcome to my blog and keep visiting! :)

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  10. I disagree, because journey will be painful and meaningless if I dont know where am I going....

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    1. Sushant your point is taken, but when I say journey is better than destination, it means that I know where I am heading to or what i want to achieve or where I need to go. It also means the path that i take to reach there is more enjoyable, the journey givs you thrill, journey teaches you a lot of things! thats why journey is better, and once you reach a destination you dont stay there forever but embark on a new journey to achieve a new goal!
      :)

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  11. its beautiful.... its something that creates a furore in your own mind. Loved the poetry each line was something. Every time I went further my heart went with u in that bus.... Death is a different journey, sometimes it forces those around it to suffer more. I would say always it makes those around to suffer more. Beautiful lines. Keep writing :)

    www.subzeroricha.blogspot.in

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    1. Yes Richa ... i am glad that you travelled with me on this journey of words and could feel what I felt!
      And Death really gives the pain which we have never experienced and really people around suffer the most!

      Thanx for apprciating!
      Keep visiting! :)

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